Kids Science Experiment

We are total science nerds (We get to experiment everyday in our lab).   Science doesn't have to be boring, and we would like to thank our friends at Education.com for providing us with this fun science experiment for kids that involves Vitamin C. 

Vitamin C is an important product in the health and beauty industry.  While it's been know to help with warding off colds, it also has other important uses too. 

 Vitamin C is an antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals, which can damage proteins, lipids, and DNA in your skin causing cell damage. Since vitamin C is essential for the production of collagen in the body, it makes sense that it would help keep your skin glowing and young. 

Some studies have also linked it to preventing and treating damage from UV rays. 

Check out this fun experiment you can do at home to test the vitamin C content in different juices. 

 

 

Science Project: 

Oh, Say Can You See the Vitamin C?

“Vitamins” at http://kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/food/viatmin.html

“Facts about Vitamin C” by Linda B. Bobroff and Isabel Valentine-Oquendo at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/fy/fy21500.pdf

“The Antioxidant Vitamin – Vitamin C” by Gary Null, Ph.D at http://www.garynull.com/Documents/vitamins.htm

“The Benefits of Vitamin C” by Kathleen M Zelman, MPH at http://www.webmd.com/diet/guide/the-benfits-of-vitamin-c

 

Author: Nancy Rogers Bosse
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